Taking baby steps on the African continent and exploring my (actual) roots

You might be laughing or wondering when reading the title of this post, but let me explain this briefly…

A lifetime goal of mine (I know I am quite humble) and something I always wanted to tick off my bucket list, was to explore the beauty of the entire AFRICAN CONTINENT, as I have a very very very special connection to this beautiful place on earth (although I have never been there before). I know this sounds funny in a way as you guys might think – she doesn’t look like…? Anyways, what is this all about? My passion for this continent, its countries/cultures and languages pretty much began during high school when I met a handful of international students from different western African countries and we got together in sort of like weekly church meet-ups [no I am not really religious, though I believe in the universe, the secret etc. – but this is a complete different story and I will for sure get into more detail at some point, in another upcoming business blog post [Yes really, it has a lot to do with the kind of way I do business!)] where we networked, exchanged experiences and cooked together. So these lovely students, which I from then on spent most of my free time with, had a huge impact on my life and on the kind of person I am right now!! Through their positive attitude towards life and taking everything with a smile, but also approaching things with such great determination, ambition and persistence was simply mind-blowing to me. At some point I even started believing that my heritage somehow must be (West) African, as I still cannot really identify myself with my lovely fellow Germans (and I really try hard, haha). So I really learned a lot from them, if not the most essential things to make me who I am today! And I love love love their food. Just a quick side note: Although I was meant to start my journey right from the Western part of Africa, things did not quite go according to plans (as they never really do, but which is good the way it is, as it makes life more exciting). So I made it my mission to visit every single country on the African continent, before turning 30 (not too long to go, upsy) and so I started with M A R R A K E C H, MOROCCO. I spontaneously took this decision (in regards to a business opportunity, that recently came up) and started off this beautiful journey, which is to be continued in 2017…

Ps: My next destination will then finally be West Africa, Cameroon.

Some of my highlights of this trip in pictures..

This trip was meant to solely be a business trip but turned out to be one of the most exciting explorations on my life journey and self-discovery.

— Being hosted by friends in RABAT, was one of the most authentic experiences —

Let me know if you would like to see more impressions in form of video footage of some of the countries, I am going to visit and I make sure to get this uploaded onto YouTube (CurvesandEdges). Also let me know if there is any particular thing you are interested in finding out more about (maybe the business and networking aspect of it?)

For real-time impressions watch out for my snapchat and Instagram stories (thecurvesandedges_)

This is a personal Blog. The opinions expressed here represent are solely my own and any views or opinions are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organisation, company, or individual. In addition, my thoughts and opinions change from time to time I consider this a necessary consequence of having an open mind.

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